Hematinics

hematinic

[hee-muh-tin-ik, hem-uh-]
noun
1.
a medicine, as a compound of iron, that tends to increase the amount of hematin or hemoglobin in the blood.
adjective
2.
of or obtained from hematin.

Origin:
1850–55; hematin + -ic

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hematinic he·ma·tin·ic (hē'mə-tĭn'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Acting to improve the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration or stimulating red blood cell formation.

  2. Of or relating to hematin.

n.
A drug that improves the quality of blood, as by increasing hemoglobin concentration. Also called hematic.
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